Orbital Gear is a fast paced sidescroller shooter where you utilize the gravitation of celestial objects to give you momentum through space. Arm your Mech with two of the twelve different weapons and destroy your enemies.
User reviews: Very Positive (143 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 7, 2014

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"Great combat, controls, audio design, graphics, and a really fun to play multiplayer game. Lacks longevity"
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October 20

v1.2.2 Changelog

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue with the Kasainami enemies in Orbital Trials.
  • Reworked how score is sent to connecting players as it seemed to frequently crash dedicated servers.

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October 16

Patch v1.2.1 Changelog

Fixed:

  • Fixed a gravity issue on the Death Match version of Open Battery.
  • Fixed issues regarding Turret and Hornets, reduced CPU usage and log errors.

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Reviews

“When a game of Orbital Gear gets going, it really gets going and there are few things that can truly rival the mix of giddy enjoyment and edge-of-your seat thrills that the game provides.”
Strategy Informer

“... if you are looking for a game that really gets your blood pumping with unique style and gameplay, Orbital Gear is for you.”
Elder-Geek

“There’s a solid foundation to Orbital Gear. The momentum-based aerial acrobatics are fluid, and mastering them is rewarding. The weapons are varied, and it’s interesting how they interact with the game world”
NZGamer

About This Game

Orbital Gear is a sidescroller shooter where you utilize the gravitation of celestial objects to give your mech momentum through space. Arm your Mech with two of twelve different weapons and destroy your enemies. Orbital Gear features classic multiplayer gameplay with new mechanics and 3D graphics.

Orbital Gear has classic deathmatch as the basis for multiplayer pandemonium but it also have a special game mode called Orbital Warfare, a mode where you battle the opposing team with the goal to destroy the opponents base. Victory is ensured either with your mechs weapons or by charging your doomsday weapon with energy cores, collected from fallen enemies.

Features

  • Hone your skills in Orbital Trials, a single-player mode where you must complete a series of timed trials against enemies!
  • Fast paced multiplayer experience, inspired by classic multiplayer games!
  • The gravitation gives Orbital Gear a unique gameplay. Movement are affected as well as many of the weapons are either affected or affect the gravity, giving the gameplay new challenges!
  • Twelve different weapons, all with different effects. Scorch planets with the Kasainami to force your opponent to move, or run them down in close combat with the Gauntlet to name but two!
  • Four different utilities. Set up Turrets and Shields or use the Booster to navigate between planets!
  • Four different looks for your mech!
  • Classic deathmatch and Orbital Warfare where your team fighting against an opposing team with the goal to destroy their home planet!
  • Beautiful worlds and graphics. Orbital Gear is made in 3D but played in 2D!
  • Get ammunition and health from energy cores, spawned from every opponent destroyed. In Orbital Warfare you can also save them to charge your planets super weapon to destroy the opponents planet once and for all!

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800GT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X: 10.5
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional Notes: Two button mouse recommended
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8800GT
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
60 of 78 people (77%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Every once in a while, all of us as gamers have one thing in common; we get bored and want something new/different to play. The developers at Night Node obviously feel the same way. Thus, we have been brought into a new era of mech weaponized combat! Welcome, pilots, to Orbital Gear.


30 Second Review

+ Unique use of physics-based gameplay

+ Fun, immersive, and enjoyable

+ A great game to play online; bring your friends

- Night Node’s first game

- Building a new community from the ground up

Click the link below to read the full review:
http://everydaygamers.com/2014/08/04/review-orbital-gear/#more-30261

Orbital Gear releases Aug. 7th, and I feel that it is a must own. Watch this video and just listen to the laughter and how much fun I am having while playing this.
http://www.twitch.tv/author184/c/4804873
Posted: August 2
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42 of 54 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Update: More people are playing!

Time for my real review

Soundtrack: If you like dance music this takes the cake.
Controls: Very easy to handle, though sometimes it can be a bit weird when going fully around a planet.
Gameplay: Its unique fresh and really fun, I wish it had sort of singleplayer though

For $10 its a little much for right now, but I think the devs will do a really good job on this.
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This game is actually really fun,
if you can play that is.

As of right now there is nobody playing this, which is such a shame.

So buy this game so there will be more players!
Posted: August 7
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Orbital Gear is a fun fast paced 2D multiplayer shooter. You can see my full review here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5umwKLamts
Posted: August 9
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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
NEED MORE PEOPLE

Soldat Veterans can rejoice by jumping into this game that is similar but in spaaacccceee, cooler graphics and a neat mechanic with the gravity!

NEED MORE PEOPLE!!!
Posted: August 10
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Very good game. But the downside is that not enough players to actually play with :( 7/10
Posted: August 10
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